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Freeland man moves to establish MADD chapter

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:31AM

After the death of Jim Gervais’ daughter Karen he got angry and decided to do something about it. And when he did, he got MADD. Gervais decided to establish a Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter on Whidbey’s South End.

Local child porn offender sentenced to jail

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:31AM

An online child predator was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence Friday in Island County Superior Court. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said Norman Harms, a former Oak Harbor resident, used the Internet to get young girls to make pornographic videos of themselves.

Parks district to discuss budget plans, possible ballot measures

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:31AM

Voters may face a trio of ballot measures from the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District next year. How much the set of tax levies will cost property owners — and when or even if all of them will appear on the ballot — will be discussed by park commissioners during a special budget workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Rockhoppers in Clinton.

LANGLEY DRIVER HITS PEDESTRIAN, THREE CARS IN DOWNTOWN CRASH

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:31AM

LANGLEY — An out-of-control driver hit a pedestrian and three parked cars in downtown Langley Monday afternoon, pushing one of the cars into the front wall of an Anthes Avenue business.

Back To School Project seeks last-minute help

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

LANGLEY — The first day of school can be an exciting experience; checking out classrooms, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Or it can be the worst day ever, especially if a child lacks the basic tools for success. But it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to the Family Resource Center.

Rep. Strow drops bid for commissioner

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

Public will get chance to meet final candidates State Rep. Chris Strow said he is pulling his hat out of the ring in the race to replace Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton. “After a great deal of consideration, I believe that I can do more to serve the people of Island County and the 10th District as a whole in Olympia, rather than in Coupeville,” Strow said.

VIDEO: Back To School Project

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

Learn more about the Back To School Project, and how to help.

Driver flees scene after 525 accident

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

LANGLEY — Police are looking for the driver of a silver-greenish Toyota, likely an SUV, who fled the scene following a collision with a 1995 Chevy pick-up truck last week. John Potter of Freeland was driving home on Highway 525 in the 2400 block Tuesday afternoon when a southbound driver crossed the yellow line and barreled right at him.

Value notices are in the mail

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

The Island County Assessor’s Office said “change of value notices” went to the mail this year on Aug. 31. Property owners can expect to receive their notices the first week of September.

New commercial building to rise at Bayview

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

BAYVIEW — The face of Bayview is bound to change within the next few years. While Goosefoot Community Fund is working on its plans to overhaul the Bayview Shopping Center, Ed and Margie Gemkow, owners of Gemkow Construction, are making a start by building an 8,000-square-foot commercial building behind Casey’s Red Apple on Howard Road near the corner of Bayview Road.

Shipyard workers are first in the fire fight

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:30AM

FREELAND — Bryan Nichols had caught fire and he was burning. And if not for Nichols Brothers’ own firefighting team, Nichols’ injuries might have been far worse and he is thankful that the team was there to save him.

Residents press for control of growth in Freeland, Langley

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:29AM

LANGLEY ­— Officials helping to rewrite Langley’s growth plan are tip-toeing around a controversial proposed policy that would put 85 percent of the city’s urban growth area off limits to development. For the past year, Langley officials and citizen committees have been rewriting the city’s comprehensive plan — the document that will guide growth and development in Langley over the next two decades — chapter by chapter.

Whidbey Woodpalooza showcases woodworking artists

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:29AM

CLINTON — Whidbey Woodpalooza has returned to the Front Room at Bayview Corner for its fourth annual showcase of custom furniture from the artists of the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild. Not only will the artists’ one-of-a-kind pieces be displayed, but for the first time this year, all pieces will be for sale and were made this year especially for the show.

Residents share opinions about Freeland Hill

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:29AM

FREELAND — Freeland Hill’s forest-covered acres should be protected, some South End residents told county planning commissioners during last week’s public hearing on Freeland’s growth plan.

Lawmaker meets with county law enforcement

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:29AM

State Rep. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, recently met with Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and other local law enforcement to discuss her concerns about local effects of an offender re-entry bill.

Gate receipts drop again at this year’s county fair

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

Island County Fair officials may be looking at less, again, as they examine the tally at the gate for this year’s county fair. The four-day fair wrapped up Aug. 21. With the great bulk of the gate receipts already deposited in county coffers, the county now has a total of $78,726.

Passing cars on right is a chronic South End safety issue

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

Langley resident Jennifer Sand had stopped on southbound Highway 525, flicked on her turn signal on and was getting set to turn left onto Thompson Road. It was early April 2003, and she will never forget how her life changed in an instant when an inattentive driver struck her from behind and sent her careening into oncoming traffic.

Rebuilding Castle Park could cost $300K

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

It may take a king’s ransom to repair much-loved Castle Park. According to a budget estimate released last week, it may cost as much as $300,000 to repair the wooden play structure at Community Park.

Prosecutor, sheriff want more deputies for fighting crime

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

Budget talks begin next week Next year’s spending plan is shaping up to be a “burnout” budget. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks and Sheriff Mark Brown are asking county commissioners to add staff to their departments so they can attack suffocating workloads.

Commissioners pick Bakke to replace Shelton

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

Island County Commissioners picked planning director Phil Bakke during a special meeting to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Shelton.

City council turns back annexation proposal

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

The Langley City Council turned down an annexation request that would have added 21 acres to town. Only three council members voted as two others were absent. Lynn and Jeff Nelsen wanted to submit a petition to annex three parcels south of Sandy Point Road and east of Woodside, an area that totals 21 acres. The land lies within Langley’s urban growth area.

Cut ferry runs, audit says

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

Riders say idea is loopy A new state audit says the state can save millions of dollars every year by cutting the number of ferry sailings. The report suggests cutting the first and last ferry runs on the Clinton-Mukilteo route, and that has people who take the 4:40 a.m. boat hopping mad.

Neighbors rally for evicted Brookhaven resident

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

LANGLEY — With his coarse voice, his sunburned worker’s hands and jerky mannerism, Pat Locke appears a little rough around the edges. Maybe even intimidating to some. But he knows everything there is to know about septic systems and he’s also quick to tell you that he likes to talk on his CB radio.

Horses, trails and chili are the big draw at annual memorial ride

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:28AM

LANGLEY — It has been said that Russell Maugans loved a good bowl of chili. He also loved horses and horse riding. Today, he will be remembered for both during the annual Russell Maugans Memorial Raffle Ride and Chili Cook-off at Edgebrook Farms in Langley.

Planning chief to replace Shelton

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:27AM

COUPEVILLE — Hallways around the county campus were buzzing with speculation Wednesday about who the new commissioner would be. At 7:05 p.m., the wait was over. Commissioners John Dean and Mac McDowell appointed Phil Bakke, the county’s planning director, after a closed-door executive session that lasted only roughly 15 minutes.

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